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Facets of a Diamond – Blog

“Part of My Healing Meditation”

Every day as part of my healing meditation I give thoughts to many who have come to me for help. And then as a general statement: “To those who read me, and want to read me; hear me, and want to hear me; and see me, and want to see me – in order to be healed through me.”

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“Why Brushes Love to Paint”

When the black on white painting is dry, I love to run my fingers over the slightly raised image, my hand retracing the movement it made when painting.

But this time it is my hand, not the brush, that experiences this delicious sensuousness. Perhaps that’s why brushes love to paint.

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“Every Picture Can Be Seen As a Heaven”

“The aim … is to perceive the small existing within the large, and the large within the small, to see illusion within reality and the reality of illusion.” 
— Shen Fu
(Six Records of a Floating Life, c. 1808)

and

To see a World in a Grain of Sand 
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, 
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand 
And Eternity in an hour. 

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“My Black Ink Paintings”

With my black ink paintings, I love what the Chinese call “flying white” – the white of the canvas showing through the black.

Now I can see the intimate marriage of black and white. Not black on white, but black and white. Co-joined in love.

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“An Homage to the Dot”

Very many of my paintings contain a dot. Some more than one, but usually just the one – the One.

The dot always comes first, placing itself seemingly as it desires. (Sometimes that’s all I do. It resonates by itself on the otherwise all-white expanse of canvas.) It is the dot that inspires all the painting to follow.

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